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be very interesting. still ahead, a critical decision loom for the prop 8 in california. we'll have reaction from both sides and how fran is preparing for tomorrow's ruling. >>> also, lotto fans rejoice. the new option coming to california and what it could mean for the state budget. plus -- >> reporter: and speaking of that state budget, in tonight's reality check, we look at redevelopments and whether or not claims are true that city governments could be bilked by the state out of their own land. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm as rain moves in across the bay. >>> for decades, redevelop many served as a tool for cities until the great recession hit and california's governor dissolved them to save money. some local governments say they're losing more than they ever bargained for. in only the's reality check, sam brock examines one city's claim that the state of california might rob its taxpayers of hundreds of millions in assets. >> good evening. this subject matter is all on display in a letter sent to santa clara taxpayers in whi
and pledged to stay in touch. >>> the supreme court could take up california's same-sex marriage debate as far as tomorrow. we'll know as soon as the court posts a list of cases it plans to review. if the prop 8 case is on the list, it means it would be argued and likely decided by next summer. but if the justices opt not to hear it, than the appeals court ruling that struck down the ban as unconstitutional would stand. if that happens, same-sex weddings could become legal in days. >>> what's been a favorite with foodies, now the fate of a historic bay area oyster form is decided forever. >>> cops hear a lot of excuses for bad driving but wait until you hear what one driver blamed for this parking lot mashup. >>> power ball is coming to town. well, it's coming to california anyway. when you can get in on the action. >>> take a look at the crystal clarity of hi-def doppler that you'll find nowhere else. in san rafael, it is pouring. in ten minutes, you'll hear that rain pounding on your roofs that much more. we'll take a look at hi-def doppler, coming up. ,, >>> well, it's doomsday for drakes b
's what we know at the moment. the victim is a former california builder named gregory fall there is his picture. he filed a complaint against mcphee for firing guns and what he called rogue behavior according to the site here. they also say mcif he was arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing and possession of unlicensed weapon in april. he was building a house there where he was working on developing herbal medicine but that was a cover for using hallucinogenic drugs. mcphee talked about his april arrest in a you tube video. >> 66-year-old man who would never expect 42 armed soldiers and police to storm into his property in riot gear. never happened. sure it will never happen again. in fact i have never had an incounter with the police on any negative level. >>reporter: he left mcphee in 1994 before it was sold to intel 2 years ago for more than 7 billion dollars. since then he started this company 2010 with operation in belize. the company is trying to produce commercial all natural antibiotics. now back in april mcphee was arrested there for unlicensed drug manufacturing.
at the gas pump this year? well, get ready to add insult to injury. at the time, california drivers were told that the price spikes were necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno
'm kristen sze the military is bringing in help to restore power for victims of sandy. >>> from california to new york loaded with equipment and crews. let's look at pictures of devastation to homes and businesses on the new jersey shore overwhelming. millions of homes are without power. pg&e is helping to provide some of the equipment. the death toll is at least 70. people living in the damaged areas are going to need that help right away. it should arrive sometime this afternoon. katie marzullo is going to join news a moment. look at these live pictures. you can see so many homes have been devastated. the weather came up over the new jersey shore. people have a long way to go for recovery. >> reporter: the defense department says it is flying 17 aircraft from california to new york, that aircraft is loaded with power generation equipment that is going to help crews get the lights back. utility officials in new york say they are on track to get the power back in manhattan by saturday. wheels of recovery are turning slowly. look at the line for buses in brooklyn, six blocks long and growin
's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
hit him in the head with a bottle near oakland's courtyard marriott hotel. >>> now that california voters have rejected a plan to end the death penalty there's a push in the opposite direction. a growing number of prosecutors and law enforcement officials is lobbying the state to resume executions. they point to the defeat the proposition that would have scrapped the death penalty. the state currently has 725 death row inmates, 14 of them have exhausted their appeals process. >>> you could see the smoke across the bay area when the refinery fire erupted. how chevron is asking neighbors to think about the possibility of a next time. >> and a hands-on lesson in the fascinating and delicious world of mollusks. how these are laying the groundwork for a new generation of san francisco bay oysters. ,,,, ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing a brand new medicare prescription drug plan. it's called the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. and it's for people who want the lowest part d premium in the united states... only $15 a month. and copays could be as low as a dollar. s
. the california -- for california about half will turn their ballots in early. >> and if you are one of the people that does have a mail-in ballot, election officials say it may be too late to mail in the ballot if you mail it in today but go ahead and turn it into city hall or any election place. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> california voters will decide on a slate of contentious ballot measure -- pressures. proposition 30 would raise the sales tax. proposition 34 would replace the death penalty with life without parole. proposition 32 would pan the use of payroll deductions for campaign funds. one of the local ballot measures getting national attention is the soda tax in niche monday -- richmond. if the taxes are approved, they would be the first of their kind in the country. >>> ktvu.com can help -- can help you with last-minute research. >> you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu starting at 4:00 p.m. and on our channel 2 website ktvu.com. >>> the east coast continues to recover from superstorm sandy with less than 2 million peopl
, that's one of the mysteries of this election. anonymous donors playing big money in california politics. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups opposed to proposition 30 governor brown's tax hike plan and to groups supporting proposition 32. the measure on tuesday's ballot would limit labor unions from raising and spending political money. as dan newman of the nonpartisan group explains -- >> that contribution came in about 2 weeks ago and as california voters have been casting their early ballots, they have been in the dark about this $11 million. >> reporter: most of the money went into a last-minute television and radio ad campaign. >> do you think we'll ever know the --who gave the $11 million? >> i don't know. >> reporter: this political science professor says no matter the legal outcome, a move like this damages el
are following breaking news out of los angeles. the university of southern california remains on locktown after a shooting on campus. at least four people are in the hospital. police are two men, they say one opened fire during a halloween party shortly before midnight. usc issued an alert to students and staff. one of the victims undergoing surgery. three others suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> in hollywood three people were hit after a gunman started shooting near the intersection of hollywood boulevard and highland avenue where hundreds were out celebrating halloween. three men were taken away in cuffs. 17-year-old in critical. the other two victims are going to be okay. >>> 3200 nurses in the east bay are set to begin a one-day strike this morning they work at several hospitals managed by sutter health. the walk-out will be the six inn in a series by members of the california -- the sixth in a series by members of the california nurses association. sutter health says replacement nurses have been brought in. >>> thousands of bay area homeowners with mortgages they cannot afford. th
. california teachers are working phone banks across the state encouraging people to vote for proposition 30 tomorrow and opponents rather of prop 30 are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> six days ago october 29th i gave birth to this little guy. he's going to be in public schools in five years. i have a first grader as well. prop 30 is vital not only to my career but to my kids and kids in california. >> what we see in this proposition is a kind of a cynical effort to threaten voters with a loss of education in order to get their vote for more funding for the general fund. >> at 4:30 today governor brown will attend a get out the vote rally in san francisco with focus on supporting proposition 30. senator dianne feinstein, mayor ed lee, and former san francisco governor larry brown. >>> yesterday oakland city council woman jane brianer says she plans to sue her opponent barbara parker. it's over last minute mailers that claims brianer had been suspended from the state bar. the california state bar website shows that brianer was inactive from 1995 to 1997 for not completing
just hours away now, a record number of people in california have already voted including many right here in the bay area. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us now from outside the alameda county courthouse where some are still showing up for those mail-in ballots. hey, cate. >> reporter: good afternoon, elizabeth. you're correct. about 800,000 bay area voters won't be at the polls tomorrow because those people have already voted. but here at the alameda county courthouse, we have already continuously seen that stream of eager and early voters. dorothy smith waited for her mail-in ballot to come but decided she had waited long enough. >> i got to boogie down here and i'm not the only one boogieing down here today. >> reporter: election day is less than 24 hours away but according to the state, the amount of bay area voters with ballots already in is equivalent to the entire population of san francisco. >> your vote counts. your voice counts. voice don't have no choice if you don't vote. >> reporter: people we spoke to here say it's about family ties and civic duty. >> i grew up
>>> $11 million flowing into california from out of state all to defeat proposition 30. i'm christie smith. we will have reaction from local educators coming up in a live report. >>> did the naked man shot and killed by fremont police last night have some sort of death wish? i'll have that story coming up. >>> and a mother's attempt to give her son a better view turned tragic. >>> and a live look. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and mean
the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, what are they waiting for? >> reporter: they are waiting for a holiday giveaway. it's cold out here. it's in the mid-40s. for these people waiting here, it's been a rough night. despite that they have camped out. they've had tarps and tents. some of them umbrellas. they are huddled up with blankets. a short while ago, volunteers started handing out coffee to warm some of these people up. they are all waiting to register for this holiday giveaway here at the sacred heart community. more than 250 people are waiting in li
see how wet amy is. the california emergency manage agency remind us this storm provides a great reason to make sure we are all prepared for any type of natural hazard encouraged to have emergency kits stocked with battery operated radios and flashlights batteries, three day supply of food and water for everybody in the family and manual can opener. and developing a plan for your family posted at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> we'll be tracking this storm truth the day with live doppler 7 hd. meteorologist lisa argen will have the full forecast in a few minutes. >>> also, president obama turns to twitter and bay area business people are part of his push to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> new details noon deadly fire at a clothing fire in bangladesh. factory officials are -- are arrested and accused [ male announcer ] introducing... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 co
't already, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >> you can see how wet amy is. the california emergency manage agency remind us this storm provides a great reason to make sure we are all prepared for any type of natural hazard encouraged to have emergency kits stocked with battery operated radios and flashlights batteries, three day supply of food and water for everybody in the family and manual can opener. and developing a plan for your family posted at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> we'll be tracking this storm truth the day with live doppler 7 hd. meteorologist lisa argen will have the full forecast in a few minutes. >>> also, president obama turns to twitter and bay area business people are part of his push to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> new details noon deadly fire at a clothing fire in bangladesh. factory officials are -- are [ male announcer ] are you ready for tomorrow'ss technology today? then switch to a at&t u-verse t. add the wireless receiver exclusively from at&t, and you're no longer tied to the tv outlet. move your tv wherever you want in your home...even outside. [ me
28 million gallons on the way. northern california is sending teams to help them recover from the storm. a second pg&e team to help restore power and coastguard teams from novato and alameda have been sent to that region. >>> under pressure to meet the immediate needs of his city, the mayor reversed himself and cancelled tomorrow's new york marathon. sergio quintana talked with bay area runners that were among 47,000 others in place for the world's largest marathon. >> this would have been the ninth marathon she participated in but she cancelled her plans after seeing the devastation is still dealing with. >> i didn't think it was right to pull resources to help runners when there is no power or today or heat. >> she along with half a dozen runners had trained for months to run the new york marathon. some did make the trip. chris king flew in and checked in for the race. >> we picked up a race number. >> donald made the trip. he spoke to us by skype. >> i it was extremely conflicted about running this race. as long as it was on, i thought it was safe. >> the mayor said the rac
. >> lisa, thank you. breaking news at this hour. workers at raley's grocery stores throughout california and they have he have are on strike. it's a dispute over wages, healthcare and other benefits. we are joined live from the store in fremont with the details. good morning. what did is mean for shoppers. >> it means the workers don't want customers to to shop here. they don't want money going into these stores until their contract is figured out. this picket line you are seeing at this store in fremont is the meat cutters. the meat cutners this store are members of the united food workers union. they are encouraging customers not to shop here. it is a different scenario at each store across northern california, central california and nevada. some grocery workers are members of unions and are not working. at this particular raley's, grocery workers are not union members. they are being told to cross the picket line and come in or otherwise they are told they will lose their jobs. this camps after intense negotiations with the federal mediators, but contract talks have been in the work f
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across the state. students who are against prop 30 say they resent the fact that legislatures haven't better protected education funding. first the governor as he gets biblical about it. >> read the gospel of luke chapter 12, verse 48 where it says those to whom much has been given, much will be required. that's what prop 30 it tells those who have done the best pay a little back. >> students don't have a voice they don't have a strong lobby in sacramento that's why politicians feel comfortable cutting education first.
's mentally competent. >>> university of california board of regents meets today in a special session to vote on a new chancellor. dirks has been recommended currently executive vice president and dean of the faculty for arts and sciences at columbia. if confirmed he will take office next june. outgoing chancellor announced last march that he would step down after more than eight years in that job. >>> time for a look at the weather, you can see your way into work this morning. >> yep. if there is fog, it is all in your head, right? >> that's normal. >>> good morning. we have a little out there in napa, also by the delta, in fact, we are looking at 2 1/2 mile visibility, right now temperatures in the upper 30s, chilly out by fairfield, otherwise low 50s san francisco and oakland. this afternoon clouds will thin out a little, narrow range, we could see a few sprinkles along the coast with upper 50s there low 60s towards san jose, 62 fremont today, this evening it will stay dry, cold front to head our way early tomorrow morning visibilities around the bay with just a half mile, fairfield, quart
may find out if same sex couples here in california will once again be able to get married legally. ktvu alison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us what is at stake at the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: some people are calling this one of the most significant issues ever before the court. can the government prohibit people from getting married? the justices will meet behind closed doors today to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. same sex marriage supporters many of them are hoping court will let a lower court decision stand that overturned prop 8. san francisco city attorney dennis tells us if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff on hand to perform marriages because there could be crowds. and number two from public safety per speck tiff. >> the justices will also announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the governments
. >> california gov. jerry brown is making a final swing to the state pushing proposition 30. that is his temporary tax measure and that funding education and preventing another round of budget cuts. among his stops in a, san francisco. >> it was here that the governor and a variety of well-known politicians are making their final push in favor of proposition 30. it is backed by the governor and the teachers' union raising the income tax proposition 30's goes into the general fund and least for the issue will be felt towards education. 4312, agitation and universities. teachers say that it could be devastating for teachers if it did not pass. >> in the past if we did not see this past week could see people disappearing. >> not everybody is an support of proposition dirty. many people have been at defeating the initiative in the tax increases. >> this would be the highest taxed state in the nascen natio. this is only going to drive more jobs and people out of the state. it could decrease revenue. we need to attract businesses back to this to the california. >> coming up a full report with
aim reporting. >> closer to home the future of education funding in california would put to voters today. two propositions on the state ballot and to give more money to education through temporary tax increase. one measure is proposition 38 vs tax which has the backing of the other. opposition 30 fails it will force an additional $6 billion cut triggering massive cuts to education. 4.5 from cape through eight education. 500 million cut to public universities which will lead to fewer class offerings and the possibility of tuition increases. >> proposition 38 the competing bill is looking to raise money for education plan temporary income tax hike. you cannot vote yes for both of you like. proposition 30 does began pumping money into the educational system leave it. >> measure and will place a one penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks. tricks like soda and sports drinks. basically any beverage that contains a caloric sweetener. it would not apply to 100 percent juice drinks nor honestly know. same-sex marriages on the ballot in several states. voters in maine and maryland and washingt
officials in california. many of them will have many earning less with some city officials. >>> the real life chaos near sacramento which looks like something from a movie. >> heavy fog advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge and we will tell you about some other hot spots on some area bridges to watch out for. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. . >>> this shows holiday shoppers shoving punching and trampling each other and it has been viewed more than 50,000 times on you tube. it appears the fight started in a victoria secret and the fight spilled out in the middle of the mall. >>> a suspected shopper died in the middle of a parking lot. the man stole two dvd players and was detained by a security gathered. witnesses say he was put in a suspected cho
court may announce if it will review the challenge to california proposition 8 which bans same sex marriage. i'm going to take you live outside -- this san earlier shot of the supreme court building. coming up we will try to go out there live. options before the high court and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >> this is major. >>> time now 6:07. the weather is major. our commute. and tara you are watching the bay bridge too. >> that is right. the lights are out on the span. we don't know what caused it. obviously storm related. if we take a live look you can see that the only thing you can see are headlights and taillights across the span. we also have a high wind advisory in effect. looks like it's a pretty slow going. definitely give yourself extra time this morning if you need to get across the bridge. up next we will take a look at highway 24 lafayette. this is near 680 traffic getting a little bit heavy there westbound. we also have a lot of standing water on 680 right near this location. be careful of that. highway 4 through bay point you c
of spending thanksgiving. i'm going to be flying home to california. >> reporter: dylan, an iraq war veteran says he is stunned and saddened, he will be returning to bury his brother. >> when you're in a war zone, you kind of expect something like that might happen. but you don't expect your brother will be gunned down for no reason on the streets of san jose. >> reporter: he was with a friend at 7-eleven to buy gum and energy drinks. when they came out, he was shot, by someone trying to carjack him. police are still looking for a second unidentified suspect. the pair was captured on this surveillance video. investigators say that two men are also responsible for four robberies on friday. followed by a shootout injured >> scary to think there's another guy out there, you know responsible for this. >> reporter: friend adrian robinson started this website to help the family with funeral expansions. everyone who knew rory says they will miss the young man. >> the most popular kid. >> reporter: the family plans to hold a memorial on saturday morning. they're asking anyone with information on his
. >>> 4:43. the fbi says four men with ties to southern california have been charged for plotting to join al-qaeda to commit violent jihad against americans. according to documents, a 34-year-old naturalize citizen from afghanistan is accused of three younger men. one of the men served in the air force. the fbi files indicate the four were planning to unite at an al-qaeda training camp in afghanistan plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. if convicted they face up to 15 years. >>> natural gas explosion that ripped through indianapolis neighborhood november 10th, is now a homicide investigation. investigators believe the blast occurred in a vacant home killing a couple living next door and damaging dozens of homes. investigators are offering reward on information about a suspicious white van seen several times near the home that exploded. $10,000 reward is being offered. >>> new documentary suggests a death row inmate in florida may have been involved in the cite of o.j. simpson simpson's ex-wife and her friend. glen rogers convicted of killing whip in florida and ca
. >>> more details now, tedford was the highest paid public employee in the state of california with the salary of $2.3 million a year. his contract with cal ran through the 2015 season. that means the university could owe him as much as $6.9 million for the remaining three years of his contract. >>> showers are falling out there now. live storm tracker 2 2 picking up showers in san francisco. the rain has been picking up, the dynamics in the front are now upon us. it's been in the north bay all day. berkeley right now we're just talking about the campus up by the campus, heavy rain. heavy rain along the bay shore. more heavy rain as you get into the grizzly peak area. up in the called the caldecut tunnel area. up here in napa you have some showers. then you head south and san mateo you're getting showers. it's starting to sag through. this thing is dragging, barely moving. san jose what's going on? nothing. some drizzle at best. i'm going to show you how it steps through time as we head through tomorrow morning. and there's going to be some of this left over for the morning co
oakland haaziq madyun kron4news >> the fate of same-sex marriage in california -- could be decided soon. the supreme court just hours away from deciding on whether or not to get involved. tonight kron-4 is exploring the possible outcomes -- at 5-30. >>catherine: but first, it's a power-lunch at the white house. president obama - meeting with his former rival mitt romney. >> and --- 49-ers quarterback alex smith -- talking for the first time about being benched. you don't want to miss what smith had to say about colin kaepernick taking his job because of an injury. the news continues next. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >> meeting with his former rival mitt romney. mitt romney had lunch today with the man who defeated him in the presidential race. it was a private meeting - but the white house released this photo. very few details were released - but we're told that the president and romney talked about a
outages. >> today we may find out if same sex couples in california will be able to get married legally. allison burns is in the washington dc newsroom to tell us what's at stake at the court. >> reporter: we have a crew at the court now, same sex couples in california and across the country are eggerly awaiting any news today from the justices, they are going to go behind closed doors to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws, including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. supporters are hoping the court will let a allower court decision stand that overturned proposition eight. the city attorney of san francisco said if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff ono hand, to preform them. >> reporter: the justices are also going to announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the government's defense of marriage act that defines marriage as one man and one woman is constitutional. >> do we have any
, quote, the facts are according to the web site of the california state bar. jane brunner was not eligible to practice law between july 31, 18995, and january 23, 1997. in other words, she has been suspended from practicing law by the california state bar. >> it's never too early to pay tribute to those who served their country. up next, the bay area city that came out to honor those who serve. >> and there's some ups and downs in leigh's forecast. a look at that and when our warmer weather ♪ [ male announcer ] start with an all new award winning car. good. now find the most hard core driver in america. that guy, put him in it. what's this? [ male announcer ] tell him he's about to find out. you're about to find out. [ male announcer ] test it. highlight the european chassis, 6 speed manual, dual exhaust, wide stance, clean lines, have him floor it, spin it, punch it, drift it, put it through its paces, is he happy? oh ya, he's happy! [ male announcer ] and that's how you test your car for fun. easy. as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to
-to-the-minute election night results from around the nation right here in california of course, the bay area, as well. >>> one week after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast, new york is getting many subways running again. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so many runners helped victims of sandy. >> these marathoners, they are not even neighbors, probably not even staten islanders. look what they are doing. great. >> people in staten island come out to cheer us on every year so the at least we can do is help them out. >> me weather forecast is not good for thousands who lost everything. there's another storm on the way with freezing temperatures. >>> our parent company, cbs corporation, has contributed a million dollars to the red cross. and cbs corporation will make a matching contribution to the american red cross for all sandy related contributions by employees of cbs. >> they turned the whole mar
night results from around -- across the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area. >>> it is 6:05. it's been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. new york has made progress in getting subways running, good news for commuters still having trouble just finding gasoline for their cars and their generators. power slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so a number of runners actually spent time helping the victims of sandy. >> these are marathoners, not even neighbors, probably not staten islanders. look what they're doing, great. >> people of staten island come out to cheer us on every year. so it's the at least i can do is help them out. >> sadly, the weather forecast is not good for thousands of people who have lost everything. there's another storm a nor'easter on its way with freezing temperatures for much of the northeast. >>> people in new jersey are in long lines this morning to get on public transit. gas rationing is in effect in parts of the state. the federal govern
cruz. >>> time now 5:26. still ahead follow the money. why the california supreme court said around$11 million pumped into the california supreme court. >>> arson investigators working hard to figure out who set fire to a nail salon in pleasant hill. what was found at the scene that makes this fire appear suspicious. >>> we have breaking news a man has been killed in a police shooting in fremont. this happened. the reason police say they were forced to open fire. there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. ben's mom uses it around the bathtub. it kills mold, and unlike clorox clean-up, it's approved to keep it from coming back for up to a week. share your lysol story, and see more, on facebook. >>> good morning, to you. welcome back this is ktvu channel 2 morning news it's a monday, november 5th i'm dave clark. >> and good morning, i'm pam cook. time now is 5:30. it's a really nice monday. weather wise. >> going to be. >> okay. >> yes, possible record highs near the coast today and then by the end of the week we'll have highs in the 50s. very cold system draws in. t
, facilities. 18,500 employees will lose their jobs nationwide, 1800 of them here in california. the company says it was already unprofitable and could not with stand the ongoing strike of the baker's union. de spite the news union employees continued to picket today saying they won't stop until the court makes it official. people on both times say the timing of the closure is unfortunate leaving so many unemployed before the holiday sgls we had a plan to emerge. we had lenders that would finance us if wektd get the union on board. we couldn't get the bakers on board. >> it will be a difficult time for our member bus they knew what was going to happen and they voted for this. >> you have to keep strong for -- christmas coming. i know it's very hard. >> i won't be able to raise my kids you know the way i was raised. i was raised on all of this, hostess, twinkies, and now it's over. >> the plants have been shut down and the workers told to go home were told official termination notices could come next week meanwhile the bakery thrift shops there stay open a few days at least until the last of
at the two storms. this first one will continue to go across the californias, we move through the afternoon. we are going to see a bit of a break, maybe a bit of sun and then for the second half this system will start to pull in. let me show you what i'm talking about. scattered shower this morning. expect the slick roads, by noontime we have mainly cloud conditions but we are mainly dry. we have the break, we have rain and snow at the sierra but the elevation very high with the snow above 7,000 feet. by sunset, 5:00 we have the rain pulling in once again. this is the second system moving in to the north bay. if you have evening plans it's going to be wet. over the central bay by 7:00 and in to the south bay by 10. in the overnight it starts to push out. tomorrow morning, sunday 8:00. mainly dry and sunday will be cooler than today but we will be again mainly dry for sunday. the winds right now 14 miles an hour in oakland. 16 in san jose. temperatures, mild. relatively speaking. we are have upper 50s, low 60s outside outside the door right now. 60 degrees for mountain view. 57 santa rose
-year-old is an american, born of mexican immigrants raised in a small southern california city near the border. he celebrated the bay area's diversity in his speech saying, if there is one thing i can say about this team is we are a great example of this city. >> the diversity of this city. >>> new video shows abandon jeep on top of a 14 foot border fence this happened tuesday year yuma, arizona border agents suspect smugglers tried to use the ramps, they tried to free the jeep but ran when agents approached. agents didn't find anything in the jeep it is believed they ran off with whatever drugs may have been inside. >>> violence mars multiple halloween celebrations in southern california. late night shooting outside a well-known hollywood landmark. plus, violence hitting a college campus. >>> crosswalk crash in the north bay. two little trick-or-treaters to the hospital after getting hit by a car. >> reporter: it is wet out here. we'll show you the weather conditions in the bay area, coming up, next. >>> good morning. ly look outside this is downtown oakland you can see traffic zip
. police are investigating a break-in at the oakland museum of california. the executive director said items were stolen from display cases in the gallery of california history late last night. the museum is closed on mondays and tuesdays. police are not saying what exactly was stolen. but they did arrest a suspect. they are still looking for the items. >>> and oakland police are preparing to close several criminal investigations from "occupy" oakland. but before they do, they are asking the public for help one last time. investigators are urging anyone with information or video from the protests to contact them. they have already reviewed hundreds of hours of video and interviewed dozens of witnesses. >>> days after the delivery, the reunion between bay area police and the little boy they helped bring into the world. >>> i'm in redwood city. could this bottle change the way you think about driving? one company thinks so. we'll have the story coming up. >>> and good evening. when does a sunny day with highs in the 70s signal that we have a big, rainy patterns that going to come. i'll h
's sponsored tree lighting. 33,000 lights. 1100 ornaments cover that 83-foot tree. >>> california's great america in santa clara the second annual global winter wonderland is underway. lights, lanterns and lasers highlight the display. they also have face painters, jugglers, fire dancers and fire eaters. >>> coming up, why they are planning to resume the remains of yasser arafat in a few days. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> this is abc7 news. >> veteran actor and '80s icon larry hagman has died. hag is probably best known as the oil baron j.r. august on the hit series "dallas." he appeared from 1978 to 1991. earlier this year he revived his j.r. role in a reboot of the series on cable. according to a dallas newspaper, costars linda gray and patrick duff
the longest commute in california? california watch is reporting that designation goes to contra costa county. people who live in contra costa county spend an average of 32.8 minutes in their cars every day. in contra costa county, 17% of the people travel an hour or more to get to work. compared to humboldt, the average commute is about 17 minutes. around the state, fewer than one in 10 california residents commute for more than an hour. >>> speaking of commuting, let's check in with sal. many people have the day off for veterans day so i'm thinking it will be lieser -- lighter than unusual. let's take a look at some of -- at some of these commutes. you will be able to tell immediately at the toll plaza where it is light. you don't have to worry about getting into the city. there's certainly people out there. same thing with san francisco, northbound 101 traffic looks good. no problems on 280. on the nimitz freeway. 7:08. let's go to steve it's cold. yes, yes, yes. but not as cold as sunday morning when we had clear skies. saw a little ice out there. colder start, though, for many. we had a
. >> is election day what it used to be? new numbers show how the people of california plan to vote with a mail in ballot. >> and reports of a sex fantasy league blown out of porportion? what is being reported this morning. . >>> a provedda forecast. the rain will end soon. not much longer, some breaks in the clouds to the north. highs 60s to near 70. >> the president back on the campaign trail after three days of focusing on the response to sandy. the president is getting a boost in the final days of the campaign. >> reporter: the president is on his way now to green bay wisconsin. here he is leaving about a half hour ago. he will get regular updates on the storm response as he travels. he is largely received praise for how he has dealt with the crisis even from republicans. he toured the storm damage in new jersey yesterday. >> we are going to help you get it all together. i promise. promise. >> reporter: the president gets back to campaigning today with stops in wisconsin, colorado and nevada. romney is targeting virginia. he softened his speech in the wake of the disaster avoiding direct
. >>> more good news for california drivers. what is happening with gas prices. >>> celebrating 100 years of service with one of the nation's oldest public transportation systems. >>> 80s just about everywhere, 78 san mateo mid to upper 70s coast. traveling away interest us high temperatures are going to be cooler -- especially up in the great lakes region towards the northeast 40s and 50s there, 60s as far south as atlanta 60 through denver and salt lake. all major airports on time, rain rolling through kansas city, st. louis towards memphis. light showers around seattle and portland. any delays develop our flight tracker will have them, abc7news.com. >>> devastating story especially for the parents. investigators in pittsburgh, pennsylvania trying determine if a little boy died falling into a zoo enclosure or mauled by wild dogs. the 2-year-old's mother placed him on a railing so he could see the african painted dogs yesterday, the boy fell into the exhibit and the dogs attacked him. zoo employees managed to get seven of the 11 dogs away. police were forced to shot and killed one of the
of california at berkeley students walked out of class and rallied calling on sacramento to make good on their promise. >> reporter: that cold weather may have detoured students from campus off. they said they wanted to make sure they knew their commitment to keeping education affordable for all. >> reporter: university of california at berkeley was the scene of a noisy, but peaceful student walk out and rally. protesters want the university to reduce tuition and halt increases, now that prop 30, a tax increase to fund schools passed. he is a grad student who says despite the win, some tuition for grad programs may still increase. >> most important, you have to show we won't accept it. we have to get on the streets and demonstrate here we are. >> reporter: university officials say prop 30 funds will stave $250 million in cuts that could have come. protesters today say they want to use the momentum from the win for education and to fight further fee hikes. last year during demonstrations against hikes, police and student clashed. the university hopes things will be different this time.
but the center of the storm moving over california. this is what will continue our unstable weather for today. we'll begin to see sunshine out there. we'll see the clouds and then the showers will develop, the possibility of a brief downpour, and even the possibility of thunderstorms. so we're going to leave this in the forecast for your friday. temperatures told on the cool side and it is chilly out there this morning. mid-30s in areas near santa rosa. 36 in napa. widespread 40s around the bay area. you will need the winter jacket getting outdoors this morning, especially in the north bay. 58% of rosa for the afternoon. 59 in oakland. 60 degrees in fremont. 60 degrees in mountain view. it was just a few days ago where we were sitting in the upper 50s as we started the morning. we will remain on the cool and for your weekend, 30s as we start the day. upper 50s, low 60s in the forecast. if you have outdoor activities for the weekend, make sure you plan for this. it's going to be a chilly start. monday slightly warmer but it really isn't going to last a whole lot longer than a day or two because as
pulled a gun on him in oakland, california. >> on this night too short told the crowd 39-year-old williams has high on drugs. >> i'll tell you right now, [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: fans who paid as much as $100 to see williams feel like the joke was on them. >> to go out there and to be blatantly be disrespected to your face and i could understand whyesh -- why everybody wants their money back. >> we could not reach his promoter to find out if they plan to offer any refunds for the performance. >>> in oakland, a shooting in the city's lower diamond district left a 27-year-old man dead. officers found the man suffering from several gunshot wounds on plightner avenue around school street near 1:00 a.m. he was pronounced dead at the scene. there is no word on arrest or possible motive. this is oakland's 109th homicide of the year. there were 102 this time last year. >>> also in oakland, police are looking for a drunk driver who sent two people to the hospital in a hit-and-run this afternoon. a woman was putting items in the trunk of her car when she was struck on 105th avenue.
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